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1973 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 28
Sunday, January 21, 1973 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
191 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:48:33
Average Speed: 104.055 mph
Pole Speed: 110.856 mph
Cautions: 3 for 10 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 51,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 416   Mark Donohue AMC   (Roger Penske)'73 Matador19115,170running138
2 212   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Bobby Allison)'73 Chevrolet19010,770running14
31196   Ray Elder Olympia Beer   (Fred Elder)'72 Dodge1896,120running0
4 741   Bobby Unser Pepsi-Cola   (Holman-Moody)'72 Ford1864,520running0
51838   Jimmy Insolo Martin's Union 76   (Roger Paquette)'72 Chevrolet1843,070running0
6207   Jack McCoy Noble Auto Parts   (Ernie Conn)'72 Dodge1822,020running0
71964   Elmo Langley Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'71 Ford1812,270running0
82424   Richard White White Racing   (Dean Barnicle)'71 Ford1811,620running0
93884   Jim Danielson Danielson Racing   (Louis Nissen)'71 Mercury1761,520running0
102219   Henley Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)'71 Mercury1741,920running0
114077   Charlie Roberts Sunny King   (Charlie Roberts)'71 Ford1731,820running0
121348   James Hylton Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury1721,770running0
13309   Carl Adams Marck Motors   (Richard Mummert)'71 Ford1701,245running0
141072   Benny Parsons DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)'72 Chevrolet1691,720running0
151669   Gerald Thompson Adams Racing'73 Pontiac1621,195running0
162810   Bill Champion Champion Racing   (Bill Champion)'71 Ford1581,670running0
171402   Dick Bown Ober Logging   (Mike Ober)'73 Dodge1461,145rear end0
182760   Jim Whitt Barnicle Oil'72 Chevrolet1131,140engine0
193430   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'72 Plymouth1071,630ignition0
201224   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)'73 Chevrolet1031,620transmission0
21 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'73 Dodge953,710engine39
22 121   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury912,600clutch0
23 304   Hershel McGriff The Cousins   (Beryl Jackson)'72 Plymouth841,340engine0
24 811   Cale Yarborough Kar-Kare   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet833,080transmission0
251568   Sonny Easley Cal Coast Trucking   (Jerry Lankford)'72 Ford691,070rear end0
26173   John Soares, Jr. Maverick Restaurant   (J.A. Delvecchio)'72 Dodge661,060transmission0
27 615   Bobby Isaac Sta-Power Industries   (Bud Moore)'72 Ford613,050engine0
283591   Johnny Anderson Connor Muffler   (Don Nuzum)'72 Chevrolet611,040engine0
292503   Chuck Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)'72 Dodge591,030clutch0
303946   John Hren San Bernardino Engine Rebuilders'72 Chevrolet581,020fire0
313733   Glenn Francis Stock Car Specialties   (Trent Francis)'72 Chevrolet551,015oil system0
322670   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)'71 Chevrolet481,515engine0
333326   Carl Joiner, Jr. Joiner Racing   (Dean Thorne)'72 Chevrolet461,015driveshaft0
342197   Harry Jefferson Nall Precision Engineering   (George Jefferson)'71 Ford371,015oil leak0
35 971   Buddy Baker K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge243,015engine0
363678   Hugh Pearson Pearson Apts.   (Hugh Pearson)'72 Chevrolet111,015engine0
373295   Bob Kauf Wrought Iron   (Paul Stockwell)'72 Chevrolet91,015ignition0
38231   Clem Proctor Proctor Racing'72 Ford51,015engine0
393179   Jerry Grant Laski Racing'72 Chevrolet41,015engine0
40292   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)'70 Dodge11,015engine0

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
694   #79 engine 
10132123  
1331353   #30 stalled on track 
13615823  
1591613   oil on track 
16219130  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.2%             Average green flag run: 45.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison11010
  Mark Donohue113121
  Richard Petty32354
  Mark Donohue365217
  Richard Petty53553
  Mark Donohue56627
  Richard Petty639432
  Mark Donohue9511218
  Bobby Allison1131164
  Mark Donohue11719175